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  •  I had an idiot friend in college who owned .... (5+ / 0-)

    ... a shotgun. He left it in his room and one afternoon his little brother, I think he was 11 at the time, and a friend decided to play with it.... BANG.... the friend got his brains blown out because he left it hanging on the wall loaded.

    If it had at least not been loaded, and the shells someplace safe, one fellow 11 year old would still be alive.

    Me, I don't get any of this. I don't even own a gun but I took (about 6 times) the NRA training and marksmanship program with the Boy-scouts back when the NRA was the real NRA, before the GOP turned it into a political weapon.

    The instructor was a retired Marine drill instructor, who DRILLED gun safety into our heads. To this day, proper gun handling and safety are part of my DNA.

    But then again, we are talking about redneck idiots... so chalk it up to "evolution?", too stupid to live and didn't, except it seems the stupid one rarely dies in these situations, instead it's someone foolish enough to be in the same state as the stupid one.

    •  I had the training in the Scouts too, they were (1+ / 0-)
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      really strict and that was just fine with me.  But there are any number of jackasses out there with NO training at all who think they know how to handle arms.

      You have exactly 10 seconds to change that look of disgusting pity into one of enormous respect!

      by Cartoon Peril on Wed May 01, 2013 at 12:45:30 PM PDT

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